Maharishis (great visionaries), while recognising and rejecting the phenomenal world as but a string of zeroes, posit the ONE, the integer, the absolute as the basis of the series of evanescent nothingness that lends them a relative sense of value... Continue Reading →
The Supreme Court headed by Altmas Kabir has extended the stay of execution of the four convicted murderers of the Veerappan gang by 6 months. The gang of four — Simon, Bilvendran, Gnanaprakash and Meesekara Madaiah — have brutally killed 22 policemen including one police superintendent Harikrishna in 1992. One of those killed was Shakeel, then 32 years old. Shakeel’s father Abdul Kareem retired as a DSP – was 75 at that time and took the issue to Supreme Court and got them punished.
It is extraordinary that mainstream media is highlighting the agitations to show mercy to these killers by Muthulakshmi, the wife of brigand Veerappan. As usual the human rights cottage industry — is in full swing asking for mercy to the murderers. PUCL / South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM) etc. have formed a national confederation of human rights organisations to voice support…
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यह 29 अप्रैल 2000 की घटना है. जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय में उस वक्त भी एक सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम हुआ था. इसका आयोजक वामपंथी संगठन के छात्र-नेताओं ने किया था जो सीपीएम की छात्र विंग स्टूडेंट फेडेरेशन ऑफ इंडिया के कार्यकर्ता थे.... Continue Reading →
A national newspaper carried an article on July 1st that bemoaned (rightly so) the disparity in education between the haves and the have-nots, between the 20 per cent who study in English medium private schools and the 80 per cent who study in vernacular government schools. The author proposed an outlandish solution to bridge the disparity: ‘Introduce English in government schools right from nursery to bring the education standards on par for all children.’
I was amazed at this proposal. How can an Indian want more colonisation instead of getting rid of the remnants? Why would Indians want to hold on to that colonial language baggage that was burdened on them in 1835 on suggestion of Thomas Macauley? Don’t they know that the intention was to make the ‘natives’ lose pride in their clearly superior culture and make them mental slaves of the British without them actually realising that they…
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Do you think this is crazy? I agree. I thought so, too.
Let Valmiki Ramayana ‘astronomy’ data-set, change your mind-set.
Read – The Historic Rama
1. Birth of Dasharatha ~ 12300 BCE.
2. Dasharatha performs Putra-Kameshthi Yajna: December 12241 BCE- January 12241 BCE.
3. Rama- Janma (Birth of Rama): 29 November 12240 BCE.
4. Arrival of sage Vishwamitra in Ayodhya: 4 December 12224 BCE.
5. Rama & Laxman kill Tataka: 7 December 12224 BCE.
6. Arrival at Siddhashrama: 8 December 12224 BCE
7. Rama & Laxman protect Yajna of Vishwamitra: 9-14 December 12224 BCE.
8. Leaving for Mithila and day of late night conversations: 15 December 12224 BCE.
9. Arrival at city of Vishala: 17 December 12224 BCE.
10. Rama meets Ahilya at latter’s ashram: 18 December 12224 BCE.
11. Arrival in Mithila: 18 December 12224 BCE.
12. Rama lifts Shiva-Dhanushya: 19 December 12224 BCE.
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A PIL has been filed in the Allahabad High Court seeking to declare the NCMEI Act 2004 unconstitutional.
This promises to go all the way to the Supreme Court and turn into a landmark case and I hope it does. I have documented the origins and activities of the NCMEI in my previous post (Bulwarks against redefining minorities in Indias education sector]. Please go through it. It is the duty of social media to ensure public debate of this case, because these laws are key components of the Idea of India and will be suppressed.
I would frame the following questions:
- NCMEI Act 2004 sets up a body with powers of a civil court – but Hindus are explicitly barred from becoming either the chairperson or members of this court.
Sec 4 (1) (a)
4. Qualifications for appointment as Chairperson or other Member.
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Supria Pillia, herself from Kerala shares her view on ongoing Sabarimala issue. She shares facts which are unknown to many like me.
Lohri is a popular Punjabi festival, celebrated by people from the Punjab region. The history of Lohri dates back to the story of Indus Valley civilization.
There is a lot written about horror faced by families who get entangled in 498A cases, but nothing is said about the consequences faced by women who file these cases, if the plan backfires. 498A is ultimately a gamble. These women file cases at the advice of their lawyers, close relatives with vested interests or just to persecute the hubby and in-laws or to defraud the hubby and his family as they know that this law is actually designed to be more effective as a tool for extortionists and blackmailers than for protecting women facing dowry harassment or domestic violence.
The best source to know more about the consequences of filing a false case is the document by Madhu Purnima Kishwar (http://tinyurl.com/2rbmxs). She is a respected fighter for women’s rights, unlike the tabloid feminists of today who misrepresent facts and who hog the headlines with shrill statements (remember…
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